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    Bill Everett - Navy Tales #1 Cover Original Art (Atlas, 1957). Bill Everett did a magnificent job of picturing this dramatic scene starring the surfacing crew of a crippled U.S. submarine. A caption on Navy Tales #1 read, "Torpedoes Away! If he torpedoed the enemy cruisers, it meant doom for his own sub! What did he do? Find out inside." When it came to aquatic settings, Bill Everett, creator of the famed Sub-mariner, had few, if any, peers! The printed image which appeared on the cover of the comic book is quite different from this original art; the ship on the surface was moved from the left of the page, to the right, and the Japanese cruiser was drawn sailing away from, rather than toward, the sailor. A fighter plane also was added to the upper right. The aforementioned caption box appeared where the cruiser is located on this cover. The details of the submarine and U.S. Navy crew emerging from the hatch were altered, to the right of the large crewman. All of these changes must have been made on a stat, because this art is clean and intact. The image area of this cover measures approximately 13.5" x 19". The title logo is a color-matched replacement, and there are a few touches of white-out on a crewman at the lower right; otherwise the art is in Excellent condition. Not many Bill Everett Atlas covers surface, so it's sink or swim on the bidding on this one!

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    February, 2005
    9th-10th Wednesday-Thursday
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